Sea Stars Marine Camp

At Cranberry Hill Environmental Center, Fuchs' Preserve, Northport

Ages 6-8 and 9-11

Sea Stars Marine Camp is a unique week-long summer experience for your child. Our instructors use hands-on activities to teach about Long Island's vital coastal habitats. Programs planned include twice weekly bus trips to a nearby beach, where your child will explore our local beach & salt marsh. They will learn about the remarkable animals that live there and enjoy many beach activities to include swimming, seining and beach games.

At the Center, campers will observe and handle live marine animals and freshwater pond-life while learning about marine science and environmental ecology. During guided nature walks through the Preserve, campers will explore our coastal woodlands and freshwater pond. Each day is packed with hands-on activities, outdoor games, exciting arts & crafts and fun facts about our local aquatic habitats.

All sessions run from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Sea Stars Marine Camp Shark Week!

For children entering grades 3-7 in SEPTEMBER 2015 ONLY.*

All the fun of Sea Stars Marine Camp with a focus on sharks! Your child will explore the biology and ecology of these fascinating and misunderstood predators. Through hands-on activities, campers will learn fun facts about sharks' lives from their diets and teeth to their habitats and conservation efforts. This week will include one beach trip and one trip to Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead.

*Grade restrictions due to Aquarium requirements for trip activities.

Sea Stars Marine Camp Registration Information


Sessions 1, 2, 3, 6 & 7 [5-day sessions]: $300/child
Shark Week Sessions 4, 5 [5-day session] $350/child


Ages 6-8 sessions:
1 (June 29-July 3) 2 (July 6-10) 3 (July 13-17)
6 (August 3-7) 7 (August 10-14)
Ages 9-11 sessions:
1 (June 29 - July 3) 2 (July 6-10) 6 (August 3-7)
7 (August 10-14)

Shark Week Sessions
4 (July 20-24) for children entering grades 3-7 in SEPTEMBER 2015 ONLY

5 (July 27-31) for children entering grades 3-7 in SEPTEMBER 2015 ONLY

PLEASE NOTE: Sea Stars Marine Camp Registration is ONLY accepted online.

Ages 3-5 with a parent/guardian

Swing Into Spring

The wildflowers are blooming and the grass is growing... so we're going exploring! Join us for a celebration of spring as we take a leisurely walk through Twin Ponds Nature Park and investigate the reawakening of our coastal woodlands. $15/child

Jr. Marine Biologist Program

Looking for a unique way to spend time with your preschooler? Join us for a fun-filled adventure at Centerport Beach as you and your child learn about the marine environment. This very special program includes hands-on time with live marine animals, beach activities, and crafts. This is a great way to introduce your child to marine ecology!

Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by calling Marie Cancro at (631) 239-1800 at least two weeks prior to camp/program to ensure sufficient time to make appropriate arrangements. Requests received after this date will be met when possible.


Marie Cancro
Community Educator
631-239-1800 x 28

Last updated January 26, 2015